Definition of Fonda
1. Noun. United States film actress and daughter of Henry Fonda (born in 1937).
2. Noun. United States film actor (1905-1982).
Definition of Fonda
1. a tavern [n -S] - See also: tavern
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Literary usage of Fonda
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Three Years in the Pacific: Including Notices of Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Peru by William Samuel Waithman Ruschenberger (1834)
"THE fonda Inglesa, or English Inn at Santiago, which is one story high, ... The domestic regime of the fonda reflects but little credit upon its executive, ..."
2. Travels in New-England and New-York by Timothy Dwight (1823)
"A Mr. fonda, who lived here, was long a distinguished benefactor of the Six ... Mr. fonda, having in vain attempted to quiet him, was at length obliged to ..."
3. Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York, 1777-1795, 1801 by George Clinton, New York (State). Governor, 1801-1804 (George Clinton), Hugh Hastings, James Austin Holden, New York (State). State Historian (1904)
"Major John McKinstry Recommends Abram fonda to Command a Company—The Three Tears ... Lieutenant Abraham fonda, who was last Spring Recommended by General ..."
4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature by William Johnson (1864)
"3 of the fifth allotment, all which lots were drawn in behalf of the said Jellis fonda and George Klock. The defendant also gave in evidence a contract ..."
5. From Cape Cod to Dixie and the Tropics by John Milton Mackie (1864)
"A Matanzas fonda. BY half past nine o'clock I had returned from the ... to the fonda, and was ready for breakfast. And an excellent Spanish breakfast it ..."
6. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"... of care to which 2 these ili* fonda nts were bound is that which ordi- • narily prudent and 'diligent men would exercise uuili" similar circumstances, ..."